Virgilio Almeida

Harvard University, USA & Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil


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Virgilio Almeida is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). He is also Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. He held visiting positions in several universities and research labs, such as Harvard University (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences), New York University, Boston University, Santa Fe Institute HP Labs. Almeida is co-author of five books covering topics such as web technologies, e-commerce, performance modeling, and capacity planning, published by Prentice Hall. He is also the author of “Governance for the Digital World,” published by Palgrave MacMillan, and his most recent book is “Algorithmic Institutionalism: The Changing Rules of Social and Political Life,” published by Oxford University Press. Almeida served as one of the commissioners of the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace. His current research interests revolve around social computing, governance of algorithms, the social impact of AI, and modeling and analysis of large-scale distributed systems.